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Lifelong Jewish Learning ...for School-Age Children

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At Beth Sholom, growing in Jewish knowledge, spirit, and values is inextricably tied to dynamic experiences. Our teachers are seasoned, professional, knowledgeable and nurturing, but most of all, passionate about Judaism. Small classes mean each child benefits from personal attention. Our children learn about Judaism by “doing Jewish.” 

Shabbat Learning Community—Beth Sholom comes together as a community on Shabbat morning, and many of our learning activities take place on Shabbat as well.  

Shabbat brings public, private, and day school families together to learn and celebrate. 

*An asterisk below means that this program is open to children who attend Jewish day school as well as our supplemental religious education programs.

Religious School
At Beth Sholom, Hebrew instruction is done through one on one (or two on one, if your child prefers learning with a special friend) with excellent, experienced teachers. Our instructors work with your child's learning style and abilities.  Instruction is on Thursdays, but we do our best to accommodate your family's busy extracurricular commitments.

Junior Congregation* 
Open to all children grades one through six, Junior Congregation is a developmentally appropriate Jewish worship experience. Our children study and use the Hebrew skills from either day school or synagogue classes to further develop and become comfortable with synagogue skills. Their learning occurs in spiritually enriching, gently guided way, in the comfort of peers, parents and teachers. Toward the end of services (around 11:30), the children join the adult congregation in the sanctuary, and everyone is invited to Kiddush luncheon together.  

Mishpachah Monthly*
This intergenerational Jewish learning experience for parents, grandparents, and kids, covers a variety of topics, such as holidays, mitzvot, and Jewish practice and customs.     

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training*
In the year prior to their coming of age, our students experience a formal graduated series of one-on-one tutoring and coaching stages for leading prayers, chanting Torah, and chanting Haftarah. As they learn, our students take on increased leadership roles on Shabbat in Junior Congregation. They then graduate to weekly participation in Shabbat services in the main sanctuary so they are well prepared to lead the congregation, family, and guests in worship on their big day.  The individual attention allows for adjustment for different learning styles, disabilities or sensitivities. For more information, visit our Bar/Bat Mitzvah page.

Holiday Happenings*
Almost every Jewish holiday at Beth Sholom has fun family learning programming that goes along with it.  From Chocolate Seders, Purim Spiels, to Rosh Hashanah Family Feud, we celebrate the Jewish holidays together.





Note: Adjustments MAY be made as the school year progresses.

Shabbat, September 2   No Session: Labor Day Weekend
Thursday, September 21   No Session: Rosh Hashanah 
Shabbat, September 30   No Session: Yom Kippur
Thursday, October 5   Sukkot – Religious School Family Potluck in Sukkah
Thursday, October 12   No Session: Sh’mini Atzeret/Erev Simchat Torah Celebration
Shabbat, October 28   Julia Judaken Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat, November 11   Ruby Nahmias Bat Mitzvah
Thursday – Sunday, Nov 23 – Nov 26   No Sessions: Thanksgiving Break
Shabbat, December 16   Closing 2017 Religious School session 
Dec 17 – Jan 5   No Sessions: Winter Break
Shabbat, January 6   First Religious School class of 2018 (K – 7th Grade) 
Shabbat, January 13   No session: MLK Weekend
Shabbat, February 17   Sky Roberts Bar Mitzvah
Wednesday Evening, February 28   Megillah Reading / Purim
Shabbat – Sunday, Mar 10 – Mar 18   No Sessions: Spring Break
Shabbat, March 24   Jillian Speigel Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat, April 1   No session:  Passover 
Shabbat, April 7   No session: Passover
Thursday, May 17   Last Mid-Week Hebrew session (3rd Grade – 7th Grade)
Shabbat, May 19   Closing Religious School Session (K – 7th Grade) Celebration of Jewish Learning
Shabbat, May 26   Abigail Hodus Bat Mitzvah






Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778